Frog and Toad Are Friends Discussion Guide
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
About this book
Encourage discussion of Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad Are Friends with these questions.
- Ask children if they have ever lost a button from their clothing. Have them share descriptions of their lost buttons. Encourage children to use descriptive language in their explanations including shape, color, size, or number of holes. Then tell children that they will hear a tale of a toad who lost a button from his jacket.
- Ask children to describe the buttons on the clothes they're wearing. Encourage children to use attributes such as shape, color, size, thickness, or number holes in their descriptions.
Simple nonfiction books about frogs and toads
Visual literacy: children investigate frogs and toads and make charts to show what they learned. Point out to children that although Frog and Toad look very similar, they are different animals, just as real frogs and toads are different animals.
Make New Discoveries
Show children how to find information about frogs and toads in the books.
Have one partner find information about frogs; the other partner can look for information about toads.
Encourage children to write or dictate a chart such as the one below about frogs and toads.
When the chart is complete, have partners compare the animals.
How to Assess
Were children able to collect and convey information about frogs and toads?
live in water and on land
live on land
dry, warty skin